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Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Don't you just love harvest time? ...
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Noodles (Trimmed)

Noodles (Trimmed)

Once Upon a Time in. . . .  (Thanks to Jim, Nicoletta and Bhi)) ...
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A Death Refracted - Part 2

A Death Refracted – Part 2

Part 2 of the story ...
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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

A heart transplant can have some unexpected outcomes for the recipient. I was thirteen before I realised what an utterly ...
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Latest Poetry

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

To Be or Not To Be a Poet

That is the question ...
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The Song of the Viral Particle

The Song of the Viral Particle

A rhyme for the times ...
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Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach

The minute life stops being precious ...
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Hewn in Rock

Hewn in Rock

One from the archives re-posted with audio. A special moment in time from my memory bank. I have written quite ...
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This Word "is"

This Word “is”

This word "is" keeps me awake looking past somewhere which is to the left of nowhere in the middle of ...
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The Year Moves On.

The Year Moves On.

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breathless at the threshold

breathless at the threshold

a true account ...
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Adverbs

Adverbs

  nevertheless is an adverb that means the heretofore does not diminish the hereinafter or to re-interpret the first law ...
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Straight to the Point

Straight to the Point

A sporting achievement ...
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Latest Non-Fiction

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

SOVIET HOSPITALITY

This is my diary for the 5 weeks I was staying with friends in Ufa at the edge of the ...
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Il Capitano

Il Capitano

An armchair traveller ...
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EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

EN ROUTE BY TRAIN TO UFA

Part 2 after Setting Off For The Soviet Union in 1970 ...
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I Don't Much Like The Rain

I Don’t Much Like The Rain

This is a rewrite of something I first penned in 2004.  Mind you, the core of it might be the ...

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Spent

Spent

The living hell of Alzheimer's for all concerned ...
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Only a Question Mark

Only a Question Mark

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Moonlight Alone.

Moonlight Alone.

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'No Title Added'

‘No Title Added’

the last baby ...
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A lover’s complaint

I basically lived for my idealism throughout my life in earnest and fidelity and somehow always was rebuked and punished ...
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